Violence and Women With Disabilities

@article{Chenoweth1996ViolenceAW,
  title={Violence and Women With Disabilities},
  author={Lesley Irene Chenoweth},
  journal={Violence Against Women},
  year={1996},
  volume={2},
  pages={391 - 411}
}
Women with disabilities typically occupy positions of extreme marginalization and exclusion that make them more vulnerable to violence and abuse than other women. There is a profound silence around the lived experiences of many women with disabilities that has meant that the violence in their lives is largely invisible and unknown. Further, many of our social practices involving women with disabilities appear to be based on contradictory assumptions that give rise to a series of paradoxes… Expand
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